Is America finally backing away from the war on drugs? Recent movements to legalize and decriminalize certain substances — mainly cannabis — would suggest so. Let’s take a look at this list of which states have legalized and decriminalized cannabis and psychedelics.
From the jungles of the Amazon to the desert expanses of the American southwest, indigenous cultures have long harnessed the power of psychedelic substances for their healing and spiritual properties. Today, western cultures are re-investigating the potential benefits of psychedelics, after the decades-long hiatus following the mass illegalization and criminalization of drug use at the
As the world continues to evolve towards a broader psychedelic curiosity, the acceptance of drug use is changing. More and more, countries worldwide are lessening restrictions on personal use and possession and seeing positive results. There are fewer arrests, lower criminal justice costs, less overdose, and increase uptake in treatment and recovery centers. It seems
Tom and Sherri Eckert join us to talk about their initiative to legalize Psilocybin services in Oregon (#PSI2020).
Self-proclaimed multi-drug user Dr. Ingrid Walker’s new book “High: Drugs, Desire & A Nation of Drug Users” is a comprehensive look at the soul of American drug use in its joys and hypocrisy, and how the war on drugs has stigmatized our view of different substances. In this interview, Gabriel Roberts and Ingrid discuss the war on drugs, the benefits and pitfalls of our present national policy and how we might see a better approach to drugs, moving forward.
The DEA should not be in the business of defining what is medicine and what is not. And the FDA should not be in the business of blocking access to nonlethal herbal supplements or nutritive products that could help mitigate the current opioid addiction crisis in the United States.
Many people struggling with opioid addiction have turned to kratom to help them cut back or quit, but now all promising scientific studies on kratom’s role in opioid treatment could be immediately shut down.